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EPI-USE Labs User Group Conference

6th August 2015

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank

All in a day's work

Discussions, sharing of knowledge, new discoveries, new possibilities – it was all-in- all a great day. 

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Register for this free event!

Parts of EPI-USE Labs User Group 2017 will be recorded for promotional and educational purposes. Attending this event automatically confirms your agreement to appear in possible broadcasts of the event on various public media platforms.

6th August 2015
08:30am - 15:30pm
Rosebank, South Africa
Hyatt Regency Hotel

This one-day conference brings together key speakers from EPI-USE Labs and various companies who have experienced the benefits of EPI-USE Labs' products and services. We will share our vision and roadmap for the products in which you have invested and it will be an excellent opportunity to network with other users.

The programme has been divided into two streams according to user needs, namely Application Lifestyle Management (ALM) and Human Capital Management (HCM). Ccustomers will share their experience of use in their SAP environments.

Who should attend

All users of EPI-USE Labs products and interested clients. Our aim is to inform, inspire, foster collaboration and help users get the very best out of their investment

What's happening on the day?

EPI-USE LABS USER GROUP 2015 AGENDA
Arrival & registration 08:30 - 09:00  
Welcome & introduction 09:00 - 09:10 HILTON ANSPACH | EPI-USE Labs
ALM best practices using Data Sync Manager 09:10 - 10:00 JACO KOTZÉ | EPI-USE Labs
HCM products and the new Query Manager 10:10 - 11:00 TIM BARKER | EPI-USE Labs
BREAK
Product support using the new Client Central 11:20 - 11:40 PIERRE PRETORIUS | EPI-USE Labs
Considerations for moving on-premise SAP to the cloud 11:40 - 12:30 EGIDEON BANDS | EPI-USE Labs
LUNCH / NETWORKING
  SAP ALM Stream   SAP HCM Stream  
PETRUS MOLOBELA
Sentech
Data Sync Manager - before and after 13:30 - 14:00 Support pack testing processes IRIS CUNNINGHAM
DDAS 
AMELDA SCHOLTZ 
EPI-USE Labs
TREVOR VAN WYK
Barloworld Equipment
The benefits of running SAP in the cloud 14:00 - 14:30 Data privacy and the POPI Act SUE GEUENS 
EPI-USE
BREAK
CORNELIUS COETZER
AFGRI
Carve-outs the Data Sync Manager way 15:00 - 15:30 New product: Leave Auditor JAC MARE 
EPI-USE
CLOSE
 

SPEAKERS

HILTON ANSPACH
SVP AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST AT EPI-USE LABS

Hilton has over 15 years SAP experience built on a solid technical foundation. He started as an ABAP consultant and went on to spend 3 years working abroad. He joined EPI-USE when he returned to South Africa and broadened his HR functional skills. In 2008 he joined EPI-USE Labs to focus on product development, and became a product manager. Since 2011 he has been responsible for Labs business development in South Africa and the Middle East.

EGIDEON BANDS
VP at EPI-USE Labs Cloud Services

Egideon made his name as a technical consultant at EMC, after which he became head of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at Telkom. He is a certified EMC/Cisco SAN (Storage Area Network) Expert and is behind the creation of the biggest SAN in the southern hemisphere. He also designed and built Telkom's first Cloud platform used for SAP SRM. These days he is the driving force behind the EPI-USE Labs Cloud initiative.


AMELDA SCHOLTZ
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER AT EPI-USE LABS

Amelda has over 12 years of SAP HCM experience and is currently heading up the EPI-USE Labs product training programme. Her broad background is a technical one. She has been an ABAP developer for a number of years, and she has first-hand experience with SAP upgrades and the loading of SAP Support packs. Importantly, she is knowledgeable in the field of business requirements having lead the SAP HCM IT team at Telkom. Her passion is customer satisfaction, and she will walk the extra mile gladly to help people learn and understand the products and systems they work with.

TIM BARKER
Professional Services Manager at EPI-USE Labs

Tim has spent 13 years (ten with SAP) as an HCM functional specialist. He has extensive technical and functional understanding of SAP HCM and what businesses are looking for from their HCM systems. He specialises in payroll, personnel admin and PD (including Talent and LSO) and has vast experience in data analysis, having designed operational reporting strategies for small and large multi-national enterprises. "He believes in SAP saying It is crucial to know how to get SAP to do what you need it to do."


PIERRE PRETORIUS
SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT EPI-USE LABS

Pierre has a deep understanding of SAP, gained in his previous role as software engineer in the Data Sync Manager development team. Over the last 8 years he has concentrated on various web-based projects for EPI-USE Labs. He is currently the head of our web platform development team, which focuses on new products and technologies for EPI-USE Labs, such as Client Central and the Enterprise Cloud Platform.

PETRUS MOLOBELA
SENTECH

Petrus completed his diploma in Information Technology and joined the SAP BASIS Administration team of Affinity Logic where he gained experience in SAP ERP, BIW and CRM implementation. After a spell at the Gauteng Shared Services Centre (GSSC), he joined Sentech in 2006 where he continues today. As the SAP Basis Specialist he is deeply involved in all things SAP, in particular ERP technical upgrades, DB migration and is currently assisting with SAP ECC6 upgrading. His knowledge of SAP is extensive and honed by many years of hands-on experience.


JAC MARE
EPI-USE

Jac is co-head of the SAP Services consulting division at EPI-USE Africa in charge of a portfolio of accounts and Workforce Management. His expertise is long, vast and multi-layered and an abridged record includes business administration and development, sales and marketing, project management, SAP solution architecting, SAP HR consulting, system audits, ERP Roadmaps, HR Transformation and ROI. He enjoys partnerships with SAP, Access Control Vendors, ClickSoftware, Nakisa, OpenText and SuccessFactors. Jac has consulted across the globe and is a regular speaker at SAP events like the Global SAP HR Conference and SAP ASUG events.

SUE GEUENS
EPI-USE

Sue Geuens CDMP, MDQM started in Data Management in 1996. A variety of roles followed and soon her clients grew to include three of the top four SA banking institutions, telecommunication companies, pension funds, insurance companies and health organizations. She designed the data quality matching algorithms for Plasma Mind, a South African-built Data Quality and Matching tool and is current president of DAMA SA, which she started in 2009. She is a sought-after presenter and a speaker at many forums and DAMA chapters. Her thought-provoking presentation on Practical Data Governance has sparked intense interest worldwide.


JACO KOTZE
DSM TEAM LEADER AT EPI-USE LABS

Jaco has had long experience at EPI-USE Labs and at present leads the Data Sync Manager team in South Africa. After working on various software development projects, Jaco moved into the SAP space, first as a basis administrator and later into the development team at Labs. He gained much experience on a wide variety of projects within the HCM suite before joining the Data Sync Manager team, where his initial responsibilities centred round the delivery process. He is one of the principal developers of Data Secure 3.

CORNELIUS COETZER
AFGRI

Cornelius has over 12 years' experience in the Agricultural Financial Service Sector, and was the solution lead and custodian for the implementation of the SAP ERP and core banking solution for AFGRI Financial Services. Cornelius has a wealth of banking and SAP implementation experience, and he has successfully completed two full SAP life cycle projects in the AGRI banking industry with more than 3 years SAP project experience and 5 years SAP / IT support experience. He is managing a strong team of IT Professionals for the past 3 years with a track record of many successes.


IRIS CUNNINGHAM
DDAS

Iris joined SAP in 1998, working on projects and training SAP HR and Payroll in Dubai, Europe, Africa, the USA and China. The business user has always been her primary concern and her strengths in HR and Payroll are Business Process mapping to SAP to ensure the customer's processes are effectively supported by SAP and related technology. She has forged a strong relationship between Dimension Data South SA and Coca-Cola SABCO, having taken several payrolls live in the initial stages of Coca Cola's SAP rollout projects. EPI-USE Labs forms the third leg of this successful relationship because their Rest of Africa payroll models were used in the Coca Cola Payroll country rollouts. Iris works at Dimension Data SA.

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